Bedford Hockey ladies continue fine form as three sides go top of the table

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Action from another successful outing for the Ladies 5th XI (Image: Bedford Hockey Club)

Three of Bedford Hockey Club’s ladies teams have gone top of their respective divisions after another successful weekend across the Chester Road outfit.

Five league matches into the season, most of the Men’s teams are sitting pretty in mid-table after a mixed bag of results last weekend.

The 1st’s are one of the men’s sides struggling, sitting towards the bottom of the Premier ‘A’ division and their plight didn’t get much better as they were beaten 4-1 by a strong Wapping side.

The 2nd XI, who play in Division 2 South, also faced a Wapping side and traded blows in a 3-3 draw that saw them climb the table to 7th in their league.

There were losses for the 3rd XI at Royston, the 4th XI at home to Shefford & Sandy and the 5th XI at Welwyn Garden City as the men’s fortunes were not getting better.

The 6th XI however is one side that has enjoyed a successful start to the season; a 4-0 win against Southgate Adelaide propelling them to 4th.

The Ladies’ side of the club is an altogether different picture, with three of the sides topping their respective divisions.

The 1st XI, having lost their top spot last weekend, held their own in a tightly contested 1-1 draw at St Albans, with the 2nd’s also drawing against their St Albans opposition.

The 3rd XI is one of the table toppers with five wins out of five, helped with a 3-1 home victory against Berkhamsted at the weekend.

The 4th XI also have a 100% record, thanks in large to a barnstorming 4-3 victory at Luton Town; the side sitting 2nd in Division 4SW courtesy of playing two games less than leaders, Leighton Buzzard.

The 5th XI have also enjoyed an unblemished start to the season with a 100% record of their own, thrashing 9th placed Broxbourne 5-0 to reach fifteen points from fifteen.

The 6th XI do have a draw to their name but have won their other four fixtures to sit top of Division 6SW after a comprehensive 5-1 win at St Albans.

The fixtures continue to come at a pace, with the program catching up with the delayed start, but the Ladies especially will be hoping their good form continues into the new year and beyond.

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